Category Archives: Green Crafing

About a boy and sewing a tooth fairy pillow!

Over the last year or so I have been sewing with four of my nieces that range in age from 9 to 13, it’s always a rewarding experience and so much fun.  My nephew come with to drop off his … Continue reading

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Wreath and Flower Making Classes

Snow got you down? New classes forming right now!  More….  

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I Pledge Handmade Do You?

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Wreath Making Workshops

Once at an art fair a very stylish lady asked me to make a scarf that was like a ruff. Well I played around with the idea for a while, but never carried it to fruition.  But one of the … Continue reading

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My sweater won’t felt!

One of the trials and tribulations of being a sweater hunter is that many times a sweater just won’t felt.   Here are some of the reasons I think they won’t felt: not labeled – you rolled the dice and … Continue reading

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Which detergent do you use for felting?

I exhibit at a lot of art and craft shows.  I meet many people who ask me about felting.  Some who have tried it with success, some who have failed, and many who are collecting sweaters and waiting to try. … Continue reading

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Sweaters in the Garden

I know this one isn’t for everyone, but one way that you can use old sweaters or t-shirts is as windscreens for your tender seedlings. I put my tomato seedlings in several weeks ago.  We have already had several days … Continue reading

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from earth to earthenware and back again!

I was checking out some of my friends on Etsy and found this cool Compost Jar by moonstarpottery . Talk about full circle, start with soil (clay) make something wonderous to collect all your kitchen waste that helps make more … Continue reading

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Wreath Making at Swap O Rama Rama!

On March 24th, salvaged decorative ribbon from the streets of Rogers Park will be available to crafters and upcyclers at the Swap-O-Rama-Rama (http://swap-il.com) SORR is a clothing swap and DIY (do-it-yourself) workshop supporting creative re-use and upcycling of used clothing … Continue reading

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Are your crafting supplies green?

I love working with re-purposed fabrics.  My main material source is second-hand clothing.  I try very hard to not purchase new materials including buttons and findings, but I do purchase thread for sewing — so I am very  happy to … Continue reading

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